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April 30, 2017 1:16 PM Foreign Affairs boss Mohamed to receive award

The Japanese government has honoured Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed for promoting economic relations between Nairobi and Tokyo. Ms Mohamed is among 105 foreign nationals and 4,080 Japanese honoured by the Japanese government for their achievements in business, culture, arts and international relations. A bulletin by the Japanese Foreign

April 29, 2017 6:25 PM US print solution provider opens shop in Nairobi

US print solution provider opens shop in Nairobi. US-based leading ink and toner retailer Cartridge World has opened shop in Kenya. It entered Tanzania in 2015. The store will be based at Heights Building in Westlands. The firm will open a store in Uganda next Thursday. “Cartridge World is looking to expand its footprint and global brand awareness to many emerging

April 28, 2017 9:00 PM United Nations issues ultimatum as millions face starvation

The United Nations issued an ultimatum Friday - if donors fail to pour more money into Africa and Yemen then aid workers might have to choose which of the starving millions live or die. "We are going to have to make life challenging decisions as to who will receive food and who will not," said David Beasley, head of World Food Programme. "This is not a decision

April 28, 2017 7:00 AM Jambojet Adds Two Q400 Aircraft to its Fleet

Kenya carrier Jambojet Limited (Jambojet) signed a leasing agreement for two Q400 aircraft with Moscow-based leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC). Bombardier also confirmed that IFC has turned an option on one Q400 jet to a firm order thus increasing the total order to two aircraft. According to the lease agreement, Jambojet expects to receive

April 26, 2017 9:36 PM LaLiga welcomes African bookmaker SportPesa as new regional sponsor

SportPesa, a global gaming brand has broken new ground after entering an agreement with the Spanish Football League, to become The Official African Betting Partner of LaLiga. The company strives to contribute to the growth of sports in each of the markets in which it operates and is also strongly committed to transparency and integrity, values with which

April 26, 2017 1:43 PM Zambian court refuses to throw out opposition leader's treason charge

* Defence wants prosecution witnesses called * Proscution amends details of treason charge * Opposition accuses government of witch-hunting (Adds call for witnesses, new treason details, opposition comment) By Chris MfulaLUSAKA, April 26 (Reuters) - A Zambian court refused on Wednesday to throw out treason charges against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema

April 26, 2017 4:41 AM World Press Freedom Index 2017 finds democracies are clamping down

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has warned that press freedom is under attack. In its latest World Press Freedom Index, the annual report criticizes Germany for laws on data retention and against whistleblowers. Press freedom deteriorated in two thirds of the world's countries, according to the Press Freedom Report published on Wednesday by Reporters

April 25, 2017 9:05 PM August elections worry banking and transport sectors most

Kenya’s banking and transport sectors are the least optimistic of the economy’s prospects as the country heads to the general election in August. This is according to the CEO Business Confidence Index that measures the level of confidence that top managers in different sectors have in the economy carried out by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

April 25, 2017 7:24 PM Returning travelers cause sizable malaria burden in US

Over a recent 15-year period, close to 1,500 US travelers a year were hospitalized for treatment of malaria acquired overseas, far more than were treated for other travel-related diseases, according to a study published yesterday on the eve of World Malaria Day. In related news, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that a pilot program

April 25, 2017 11:06 AM Safaricom outage sparks conspiracy theories

The Communication Authority of Kenya is readying a new law that will compel telecom companies to submit a network redundancy and resilience report on a quarterly basis to the Authority. This, together with conspiracy theories related to digital communication and the election posted on social media, have emerged after Safaricom's nationwide outage yesterday